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NHL Drafts Amazon for Data Upgrades as Sports Go High Tech (1)

Feb. 11, 2021, 4:34 PM

After years of making inroads in sports ranging from baseball to soccer, the computers are taking over hockey now too.

The National Hockey League signed a deal with Amazon.com Inc. for advanced data, analytics and video capabilities to give fans and teams high-technology features that have already filtered into other sports. That could be a selling point for legions of hockey-lovers whose only choice during Covid has been to watch games from home.

Soon the speed of a puck may appear on viewers’ screens or they may see analytics predicting the outcome of a face-off or the probability of a ...